FACULTY OF EDUCATIONDEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION


M.A.Program with thesis in English Language Teaching

  

Program Description:

The M.A. program in ELT (English Language Teaching) introduces major theoretical and methodological issues in language learning/acquisition and teaching and provides students with a foundation in the theoretical and applied aspects of the field. The program strives to provide graduates with fieldwork skills in qualitative/quantitative research in the field of English Language Teaching and Learning.

 

Graduates of the program demonstrate awareness of theoretical and applied knowledge about contemporary approaches, methods and techniques related to the acquisition of English as a second/foreign language and (applied) linguistics for a comparative analysis of languages and cultures. They can successfully evaluate existing instructional programs, procedures, assessment practices, language teaching methods and techniques and make suggestions to improve existing ones, or analyze innovative theories, applications and tools, and conduct small-scale research to suggest new ones. While synthesizing, critically assessing, and improving theoretical and practical findings on contemporary research, graduates are expected to carry out research studies with a scientific point of view in order to meet the educational and empirical needs in national and international contexts with the aim of making contributions to the field.

 

The graduates of the English Language Teaching M.A. Program can work as instructors, language teaching specialists and research assistants at national and international educational institutions.

 

Possible Fields of Study:

Second language Acquisition, Materials/curriculum/instructional design, Language teaching methodology, ICTs and ELT, Psycholinguistic and Socio-cultural aspects of language learning, (Applied) Linguistics.

 

Required Courses for completion (M.A. Program in ELT)

 

Required Course Load  (7 Courses + 3 NC)


A. Must courses (all 3):

 

Course Code Course Name
ELT 506 SECOND LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
ELT 554 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS IN LANGUAGE RESEARCH
ELT 555 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH: THEORY AND METHODS

 

B. Electives (4 courses to choose from the list below)

 

Course Code Course Name
ELT 507 CURRICULUM DEV.FOR ENG. FOR SPE.PURPOS
ELT 509 LITERATURE IN THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH
ELT 513 LINGUISTICS FOR ENG.LANGUAGE TEACHING
ELT 517 MATERIALS EVALUATION & DEVELOP.IN ELT
ELT 518 ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING
ELT 520 ENGLISH-TURKISH CONTRASTIVE ANALYSIS
ELT 521 CULTURAL ASPECTS OF LANGUAGE TEACHING
ELT 522 LEXICAL SEMANTICS
ELT 523 USING CORPORA FOR LANGUAGE RESEARCH
ELT 525 APPROACHES, METHODS & TECHNIQUES IN ELT I
ELT 526 APPROACHES, METHODS &TECHNIQUES IN ELT II
ELT 528 INSTRUCTIONAL TECH. IN ENG.LANG.TEACH.
ELT 530 MODERN THEORY OF GRAMMAR
ELT 531 COGNITIVE LINGUISTICS
ELT 541 LANGUAGE ACQUISITION
ELT 542 BILINGUALISM AND BILINGUAL EDUCATION
ELT 551 PRAGMATICS OF SPOKEN INTERACTION

 

C. Non Credit Courses (all 3):


Course Code Course Name
ELT 590 SEMINAR IN ELT
ELT 599 MASTER'S THESIS
ELT 801-850 SPECIAL STUDIES

 

 

Note: 

  1. Students are expected to select their M.A thesis advisor by the end of their 2nd term (before they start their 3rdterm) in the programme.

 

How to apply

Please visit METU Graduate School of Social Sciences website for further information on application procedures (http://sbe.metu.edu.tr/how-apply) and specific application requirements for programs (http://sbe.metu.edu.tr/en/english-language-teaching